NexGuard integrates watermarking in ALi STB chips

Civolution-owned forensic watermarking speclialist NexGuard has teamed up with chipset giant ALi to integrate its technology in ALi set-top box chipsets.

According to Civolution, the partnership provides compliance with the MovieLabs security specifications and enables protection of high value content with forensic watermarking in addition to CAS and DRM systems.

“NexGuard forensic watermarking is designed to meet the full array of evolving security challenges that digital media industries face. This integration provides ALi and its customers with MovieLabs forensic watermarking compliance and the only realistic defence against illicit re-distribution of linear content such as sport events and the illicit file-sharing of premium on-demand content, the greatest security threats facing the content industry today,” said Jean-Philippe Plantevin, SVP Products and Solutions, NexGuard.

“As a global leader in STB technology, ALi makes every effort to ensure our chipset offerings meet the Pay-TV ecosystem’s most demanding security requirements,” said Daniel Huang, CEO of ALi Corporation.

“Adding to a host of robust protection mechanisms with the NexGuard watermarking solution under TEE already enabled on our chipsets, ALi’s latest UHD solutions integrating hardwired NexGuard technology provide a powerful arsenal for rights owners and service providers in the battle against piracy of valuable entertainment content.”

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